A 32-year-old man attacked another man with a baseball bat in a Dundee street.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard Ian Campbell, of Wishart Street, carried out the assault on Michael Maroney shortly after he found out his wife had stayed overnight at Mr Maroney’s home.
The court heard Campbell turned up at Mr Maroney’s with a baseball bat, before repeatedly hitting him with it.
Fiscal depute Kirsty Urquhart told the court Mr Maroney had known Campbell’s wife Rachel for around a year before the offence, knew she was married and that the pair had been texting regularly.
The fiscal said: “On Friday, May 9, Rachel Campbell visited Mr Maroney at his home address and stayed overnight.
“Mr Maroney was of the opinion that the accused was unaware of this. Rachel Campbell then left Mr Maroney’s company about 9am on Saturday, May 10.”
Hours later, around 3pm, Campbell turned up at Mr Maroney’s door demanding to know if his wife had stayed overnight and said he would “be back”.
Shortly after, Mrs Campbell phoned Mr Maroney informing him her husband knew of the visit and was “not happy”.
Two days later, at 5.15pm, Mr Maroney was driving home and noticed Campbell following him in a car.
As Mr Maroney parked up outside his home, Campbell walked towards him carrying a baseball bat.
The fiscal continued: “Mr Maroney ran in the opposite direction in the middle of the road.
“He was grabbed by the accused by the back of his jacket, struck twice with the wooden bat, causing him to fall to the ground in the middle of the road.
“Mr Maroney turned onto his back on the ground and attempted to protect himself from the accused with his arms and legs.
“The accused hit him with the bat on his arms and legs for approximately one minute.
“Mr Maroney shouted for help and the accused stopped the attack.”
Campbell admitted that on May 12, at Muirfield Place, he conducted himself in a disorderly manner.
He further admitted a second charge of assaulting Michael Maroney.
Campbell was ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.